Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm (Paperback)
Penguin Books, 9780143120117, 298pp.
Publication Date: November 29, 2011
Available for the first time since its original publication more than fifty years ago, Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm is a charming collection whose hilarious title story features Christmas dinner with the Starkadders before Flora's arrival. With Adam playing Santa while draped in Mrs. Starkadders's shawls, the family shares their traditional "Christmas pudding"-a melange containing random objects of doom foretelling the coming year: a coffin nail for death, a bad sixpence for financial ruin, and a menthol cone to indicate that the lucky recipient will go "blind wi' headache." These lively tales will delight anyone who loves Stella Gibbons and her signature wit.
About the Author
Stella Gibbons (1902-1989) was a prolific novelist, poet, and short-story writer. Born in London, she married the actor and singer, Allan Webb, and worked for various newspapers, including The Evening Standard.